2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 Akron OH

2020 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2020 Toyota RAV4
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
15.8 Gallons
Fuel Capacity
14.5 Gallons
Ground Clearance
Rear Leg Room

2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

Compact SUVs are a great choice for those looking for a little extra cargo room and a higher ride height. However, there are a serious number of compact SUVs on the market and it can be incredibly difficult to narrow down the options without getting frustrated or stressed out. That is why we have created this comparison review, to help you make the decision without having to take on the stress. We chose two of the most popular models in the compact SUV segment, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee and the 2020 Toyota RAV4, and we pit them against each other to compare what they have to offer.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

In the 2020 model year, the Cherokee lineup is powered by three engines, all of which are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. FWD is the standard drivetrain and a 4WD system is available for all trim levels, excluding the Traihlawk as it comes with four-wheel drive as standard. The standard engine is a 180 horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder that produces 171 pound-feet of torque. The first optional engine is a 271 horsepower 3.2L V6 that creates 239 pound-feet of torque and the second optional engine is a 270 horsepower 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that delivers 295 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

Toyota powers the entire RAV4 lineup with just one engine. This 203 horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder engine produces 184 lb-ft of torque and comes paired with an automatic 8-speed transmission. All trim levels come with FWD but all-wheel drive is optional and standard for the Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Drivers can pick from five Cherokee trim levels. The entry-level model is the Latitude and it comes loaded with features. They include two USB ports, Bluetooth, 17” wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a 7” touchscreen, a folding rear seatback with 60/40-split, LED automatic headlights, a rearview camera, and a 6-speaker audio system. The other trims, Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland, add to the entry-level model with an 8.4” touchscreen, another USB port, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, sound-deadening glass, heated front and rear seats, and remote engine start. The Cherokee is also comfortable on the trails with the Trailhawk trim level which is outfitted with exclusive suspension tuning, skid plates, all-terrain tires, a locking rear differential, and more ground clearance.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

There are six Toyota RAV4 trim levels to pick from. The base LE trim comes with a single USB port, LED headlights, a 7” touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, and a 6-speaker sound system. The other trims, like the XLE, XLE Premium and Limited, add dual-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, more USB charging ports, an 8” touchscreen, simulated leather upholstery,a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, and a JBL sound system. The Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims add an off-road-tuned suspension, selectable drive modes, fender flares, and unique black trim.


We took a good look at what both of these compact SUVs have to offer and we vote that you drive home the 2020 Jeep Cherokee! The Toyota RAV4 put up a good fight, especially with the Adventure and TRD Off-Road trims but it just can’t compete with what the Cherokee has to offer! Come on down to Fred Martin Superstore to find your Jeep Cherokee trim level today!